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Mariinsky Ballet: PaquitaThe Kennedy Center
Oct. 8 – 13 Paquita is a glittering showcase of classical technique, dazzling tutus, and non-stop virtuosic turns.
Sep. 20 – 29 To kick off the 30th Anniversary season, Signature Theatre produces its 30th Sondheim musical with the daring and darkly funny Tony Award®-winning musical of the twisted American Dream.
David SedarisThe Kennedy Center
Tue. Oct 15 Award-winning humor writer and master of satire David Sedaris returns to the Kennedy Center.
A Chorus LineSignature Theatre
Oct. 29, 2019 – Jan. 4, 2020 This non-stop showcase with one of the largest casts in Signature history is the one singular sensation for the holiday season.
Escaped AloneSignature Theatre
Sep. 24 – Nov. 3 Caryl Churchill's (Cloud 9, Top Girls) electrifying Signature debut is a caustically funny and surreal afternoon of tea and calamity.
Cirque MeiCenter for the Arts at George Mason University
Sat. Oct 19 Direct from the People’s Republic of China, this ensemble of elite circus performers thrills the young and old alike with their amazing feats of agility, strength, and poise.
Tue. Sep 24 Grammy-winner Lucinda Williams performs the album Car Wheels On A Gravel Road in its entirety,
1 Henry IVFolger Theatre
Sep. 20 – Oct. 13 Honor is a two-edged sword.
Whose Live Anyway?Strathmore
Sat. Oct 12 An evening of hilarious improvised comedy and song based on audience suggestions
NSO Pops: An Evening with MaxwellThe Kennedy Center
Fri. Sep 20 The multi-Grammy® winner has artfully managed to transfix music lovers for more than two decades.
Emmy BlotnickAMP by Strathmore
Fri. Nov 22 Emmy Blotnick is a rising star in the comedy world.
An Evening with Audra McDonaldCenter for the Arts at George Mason University
Sat. Sep 28 McDonald performs her trademark mix of hits from Broadway and the Great American Songbook.
Washington Performing Arts: Melbourne SymphonyThe Kennedy Center
Wed. Oct 16
Washington Performing Arts: Drew PetersenThe Kennedy Center
Sat. Oct 19
Kid Prince and PabloThe Kennedy Center
Oct. 19 – Nov. 3
Rightfully Hers: American Women and the VoteNational Archives
Thru Jan. 3, 2021
Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent MythNational Archives
Tue. Sep 24
Washington Performing Arts: Pink MartiniThe Kennedy Center
Sun. Oct 13
Merce Cunningham Centennial: Compagnie Centre National de Danse Contemporaine-AngersThe Kennedy Center
Oct. 3 – 5
Washington Performing Arts: Chick Corea TrilogyStrathmore
Wed. Oct 30
A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace CorpsNational Archives
Wed. Sep 25
Washington Performing Arts: Spektral QuartetThe Kennedy Center
Tue. Oct 29
India.Arie: The Worthy TourStrathmore
Fri. Oct 11
Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema and Silent Feminists: America’s First Women DirectorsNational Archives
Fri. Sep 20